mine soil remediation Articles

  • Electrokinetic remediation study for cadmium contaminated soil

    Cadmium is a non-essential heavy metal pollutant of the environment resulting from various agricultural, mining and industrial activities and also from the exhaust gases of automobiles (Foy et al., 1978). Due to its high toxicity and greater solubility in water and its wide distributions in aquatic ecosystem, it has been considered as extremely significant pollutant (Lockwood, 1976). Great ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Mining application overview

    PRESTO Geosystems works together with the mining industry and their consultants to solve specific soil stabilization problems. The Geoweb® system is used to develop unique and cost-effective solutions that solve problems in load support, slope and channel stabilization, dike and lagoon protection, pipeline support and protection, and earth retention. The Geoweb® system resolves problems in all ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Mining application overview

    PRESTO Geosystems works together with the mining industry and their consultants to solve specific soil stabilization problems. The Geoweb® system is used to develop unique and cost-effective solutions that solve problems in load support, slope and channel stabilization, dike and lagoon protection, pipeline support and protection, and earth retention. The Geoweb® system resolves problems in all ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Sonic making inroads on PCB remediation?

    The Sydney Tar Ponds of Nova Scotia are the result of a century of coal mining and steelmaking, which left behind 900,000 tonnes of chemical waste. About 5 per cent or 45,000 tonnes of this waste is contaminated with high levels of PCBs. Two years ago a federal-provincial plan was announced to clean up the Tar Ponds over 10 years at a cost of $400 million, and this led to the creation of the ...


  • Remediation of DNT drum disposal area.

    In 1991, an abandoned drum disposal area was discovered in a small ravine known as the Wash 3 tributary at the Apache Powder Superfund Site near Benson, Arizona. The 110-gallon steel drums were found to have been used to store 2,4- and 2,6-dinitrotoluene (DNT) that was purchased for experimental formulation of a composite explosive for the mining industry in the 1955 to early 1960's timeframe. ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Fungi in fabricated soils

    Fabricated soil (FS) is usually used for landscape rehabilitation, and is an excellent example of environmental remediation. These soils were used to revitalise damaged and eroded soils caused by acid mine drainage, a common site in Western Pennsylvania. The ratio of bacterial and fungal microbiota contributes to the health, fertility and sustainability of the soil. The structure and function of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioremediating Explosives Contaminated Soil

    From the beginning of World War II until the 1970s, the site that is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana (NSWC-Crane) was the home of a major bomb manufacturing operation. Explosive compounds such as TNT, Royal Demolition Explosives (RDX) and Her Majesty’s Explosive (HMX) were handled loose and drifted through air vents. Often, the material settled on the roofs of buildings, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Assessment and Reporting on Soil Erosion

    Untitled Document This report presents the results of a peer review of work on soil erosion carried out by the EEA up until 2001. It also summarises the conclusions of an expert ...

  • Optimising the rehabilitation of polluted mine tailings and water by an organic medium passive acid mine drainage treatment in South Africa

    Up to the present polluted Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) also known as Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) from South Africa's gold mines was treated by the precipitation of heavy metals with lime and expensive caustic soda where the residues accumulate in the treated water. This water then is dispersed into wetlands for natural remediation. The environmental damage to soil is irreversible and can sterilise soil ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In-Situ Remediation of Heavy Metals Using Sulfur-Based Treatment Technologies

    The Metal Problem Highly toxic and highly soluble metals are contained in numerous waste streams including those from power, chemical, electronics facilities, general manufacturing plants, and mining facilities. Lead, chromium, arsenic, zinc, cadmium, copper, and mercury are the most common metal contaminants found on remediation project sites (US EPA, October, 2000). Cyanide is a common ...


    By Graus Chemicals, LLC

  • CERCLA remedial and removal actions at historic waste disposal areas.

    Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. (ANP) has operated a nitrogen-based fertilizer and explosives manufacturing facility in rural Cochise County since 1921. Using a feedstock of anhydrous ammonia, current manufacturing processes produce nitric acid, solid and liquid ammonium nitrate, and various ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer products for regional mining and agricultural markets. Historically, ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • EFFECT OF CROPPING SYSTEMS ON HEAVY METAL DISTRIBUTION AND MERCURY FRACTIONATION IN THE WANSHAN MINING DISTRICT, CHINA: IMPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

    We studied the concentration of heavy metals and mercury fractionation in contaminated soil for two agricultural land use systems (paddy rice and dry‐land) at the Wanshan Hg mine in China. The average concentration of chromium, lead, copper, nickel and zinc was generally lower in paddy‐rice (PR) soil relative to corn field (CF) soil. Soil under CF production was slightly contaminated with lead ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Development of algae–based technology to mitigate energy crisis in coal mining areas: a critical review

    Algal biofuels around the world represent a sustainable pathway to meet increasing demand for fuel and clean energy with reduced environmental impact. More than half of that mass consists of lipids or triacylglycerides which are also found in vegetable oils and are used to produce such advanced biofuels as biodiesel, green diesel, green gasoline and green jet fuel. Algal remediation technology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sequential extractions on mine tailings samples after and before bioassays: implications on the speciation of metals during microbial re-colonization

    Abstract  Mine tailings may be remediated using metal tolerant microorganisms as they may solve the limiting conditions for healthy development of plants (i.e., low organic mater content and poor physical conditions). The aim of this study was to investigate the consequences of microbial colonization on the chemical speciation of trace metals. Surface samples from the Valenciana mine ...


  • A Tale of Two Sites - Enhanced Bioremediation of Explosives Impacted Soils

    The problem with OE compounds in soil A variety of organic explosive (OE) compounds have been used for military, geological and industrial applications throughout North America, and in most industrialized nations. During their manufacture, formulation and storage, these compounds have migrated to the soil. Compounds such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine ...


  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

  • Groundwater monitoring and assessment with ESdat environmental data management software and its use in groundwater remediation plans

    Groundwater investigations, contaminated/industrial sites, landfill and regulatory compliance are all ideal areas for environmental consultants and site managers, specializing in groundwater monitoring and assessment, to use environmental data management software. A successful groundwater ...

  • Removal of Cd, Pb, Cu and Zn from real contaminated soils with fresh and regenerated Na2EDTA

    The leaching efficiencies using both fresh Na2EDTA and regenerated Na2EDTA on the remediation of contaminated soils from Chenzhou lead–zinc mining area located in southern Hunan Province (southern China) were investigated. The total concentrations of Cd, Pb, Cu and Zn in both contaminated soils exceeded ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation of a TCE Source Area at the Tarheel Army Missile Plant using EOS®

    Emulsified oil substrate (EOS®) is being used to remediate a trichloroethene (TCE) source area at the Tarheel Army Missile Plant (TAMP) in Burlington, North Carolina. 1. INTRODUCTIONEmulsified oil substrate (EOS®) is being used to remediate a trichloroethene (TCE) source area at the Tarheel Army Missile Plant (TAMP) in Burlington, North Carolina. TAMP is a government-owned, formerly ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

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